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What Does the Research Say?
With online learning playing a larger and larger role in education, it's important to take a step back and understand how effective technology can be for improving student performance. Let's look at a snapshot of recent findings:
- Students in a government class at Harvard were randomly assigned to two groups. One group completed an online activity before completing a quiz in class, and the other group did the activity after taking the quiz. The students who performed an activity online before taking the quiz scored 8.4 points better on average than the other students - almost an entire letter grade higher!
- The Department of Education performed an analysis of 99 studies that looked at quantitative comparisons of online and classroom performance for the same courses. On average, students who took some or all of their course online ranked in the 59th percentile in tested performance. Compare that to the average classroom student who scored in the 50th percentile.
- A 2016 survey of 3,311 college students found that 80% of respondents believed digital learning technology impacted their grades positively.
- MindTap is an online learning platform that involves readings, multimedia, activities, and guidance. In a study of 2,500 U.S. History students, those who used MindTap received 32% more A's and had 13% higher grades overall than those of students not using MindTap.
How to Get Better Grades with Study.com
Research shows how online learning can significantly improve student grades. With Study.com, you can achieve similar results and get your dream grade. Our lessons and platform were designed to help you find exactly the topic you need, learn material quickly, and retain information long-term.
Study.com's bite-sized video and text lessons each focus on a single topic and take 5-10 minutes to watch or read. Our instructors are experts at breaking down concepts so that you can digest complicated topics, and relevant examples help you memorize information easily by making connections to real-life situations.
After each lesson, take a quick comprehension quiz to reinforce and practice what you've learned. You will receive immediate feedback on your mastery, and we will point you to the exact spot in the lesson where you can review any incorrect answers. We also have chapter exams and practice tests to help you feel confident and prepared for test day in class.
Unlike tutors, Study.com is available 24/7 to support you. Find the information you need, whenever you need it. You can also submit tough homework questions to our expert instructors and receive a thorough answer in as little as an hour!
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